As the wild weather moves in over the next few days, those Redlands residents who have experienced issues in the past are asked to begin to prepare by Council.
Redlands City Council says residents need to start to prepare for a tropical low, with four sandbagging stations to open today.
As of this morning, the tropical low was located over the eastern Coral Sea, 1300km northeast of the Sunshine Coast and will keep tracking south.
The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts dangerous surf conditions developing today and during tomorrow morning along the east coast of Fraser Island and the Sunshine Coast, and then move southwards to the Gold Coast on Wednesday afternoon.
Redland City Council has established self-service sandbagging stations across the City ahead of heavy rainfall and strong winds expected later this week.
The sandbagging stations will open from today Tuesday 13 March and Wednesday 14 March 10am to 6pm weather permitting.
Self-service sandbag stations are located at:
• Cleveland Showgrounds (Norm Price Park), Long Street, Cleveland
• Council staff will be onsite to assist
North Stradbroke Island
• Outside the Council Depot on Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich
• Outside the Council Depot on Scarborough Tce.
• Waste Transfer Station at Davidson Road
Sand, sand bags and shovels will be supplied, at the self-serve stations.
Redland SES Volunteers will assist in manning the self-serve sand bagging station at Cleveland Showgrounds form 10am to 6pm.
Residents are allowed a maximum limit of 8 sand bags per household. Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn.
Redland SES reminds residents to check gutters are clear and secure loose items around your home.